Cassandra Jenkins and Wednesday have shared new songs as a part of the continued celebration surrounding Secretly Canadian’s twenty fifth anniversary. Take heed to Jenkins’ ‘Pygmalion’ and Wednesday’s ‘Feast of Snakes’ beneath.
Jenkins recorded ‘Pygmalion’ at Abbey Street, with backing from members of the Scottish band Lylo. “The lyrics on this tune revisit the story of Pygmalion, the Greek mythological determine who, scornful in direction of girls, falls in love with an ivory statue of his personal making,” Jenkins defined in an announcement. “When the sculpture involves life, they reside fortunately ever after. By way of right this moment’s lens, we would view this as a story of an incel who falls for his ivory intercourse doll, and one which lacks any hint of the feminine voice. I wished to provide the statue an opportunity to talk, and to handle Pygmalion instantly as he begins to carve her likeness in response to his imaginative and prescient.”
She continued: “The result’s brief & bittersweet, expressing half menace, sarcasm, and exhaustion, and half lucidity. I wrote it in a second once I was annoyed by a relationship, and recorded it whereas I used to be on tour (at Abbey Street Studios). I used to be fascinated about how simple it’s to field one another into molds, and to impose our solipsistic beliefs upon different folks, solely to be disenchanted after they exhibit their true character. In that equation, everybody misses out, and there’s a lot extra to be gained from burning down historical beliefs. This tune goals to strike the match.”
Elaborating on ‘Feast of Snakes’, Wednesday’s Karly Hartzman defined:
I 100% ripped off the chords for this tune from Jason Molina’s ‘Virtually Was Good Sufficient’. Once I wrote it I had simply completed studying his biography Driving With The Ghost which has a ton of details about Molina’s music and by extension the beginnings of Secretly. I believed channeling his music for our contribution to SC25 can be becoming!
The lyrics are impressed by Harry Crews’ novel Feast Of Snakes. A lot of the darkness in that guide is paying homage to Molina lyrics. We wished to maintain the instrumentation fairly sparse and scary so it’s simply me on vocals and guitar and Xandy [Chelmis] on metal and banjo.
Proceeds from the tracks will go in direction of Secretly Canadian’s $250,000 fundraising purpose for the Bloomington emergency-housing nonprofit New Hope For Households. To this point, Phoebe Bridgers, Hatchie, Porridge Radio, Skullcrusher, Stella Donnelly, Bartees Unusual, Shiny Eyes, and extra have contributed to the label’s SC25 sequence.
Cassandra Jenkins and Wednesday each launched their sophomore albums final 12 months: An Overview of Phenomenal Nature and Twin Plagues, respectively. Extra just lately, Wednesday issued the covers assortment Mowing the Leaves As an alternative of Piling ‘Em Up.